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SPOTLIGHT

ANESTHESIA

Directed by Tim Blake Nelson
FEATURE NARRATIVE 90 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE ANESTHESIA
In actor-director Tim Blake Nelson's new thought-provoking drama, a well-loved Columbia University professor of philosophy, Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston), is violently mugged on the doorsteps of an apartment building. Nelson delves into the chain of events that precipitates the attack, and the lives of the characters the incident brings together: his son (Tim Blake Nelson), daugher-in-law (Jessica Hecht), a troubled student (Kristen Stewart); a philandering husband (Corey Stoll), and a man fighting drug addiction (K. Todd Freeman). Glenn Close, Gretchen Mol, and Michael Kenneth Williams round out a stellar cast in this meditation of city life that examines the inextricable and unforeseen forces that bring a group of disparate individuals together in a world where many people are, as Professor Zarrow lectures, "beautifully, achingly alone."

—Brian Gordon
Drama, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s)
About the Director(s)
Tim Blake Nelson is an award-winning director, screenwriter, actor, and playwright. His directing credits include Leaves of Grass, The Grey Zone, O, and Eye of God. Nelson has acted in over 50 films and is a mainstay in the New York theatre scene.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    Mako Kamitsuna
  • Composer:
    Jeff Danna
  • Co-Producer:
    Jessica Hong
  • Producer:
    Julie Buck, Josh Hetzler, Tim Blake Nelson, Christopher Scott, John Molli
  • Executive Producer:
    Anthony J. Nicholson, Dennis Mykytyn, Houston King, Jonathan Gray
  • Director:
    Tim Blake Nelson
  • Cinematographer:
    Christina Voros
  • Screenwriter:
    Tim Blake Nelson
  • Cast:
    Kristen Stewart, Sam Waterston, Glenn Close, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol, Michael K. Williams

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